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City Council.

» The City Council held an ordinary meeting last night ; present — His Worship the Mayor, and Councillors Ayers, Vincent, Kiver, Reese, Bowman, Hosking, Crooks, Prudhoo, H. Bennetts, Lambert, and Brica. APOLOGY. An apology for the absence of Councillor Louisson was made. MEDICAL OFFICER. Tho appointment of a medical oflicer was postponed till the result of tho coming conference is known. advertising on footpaths. Tho Council resolved to again call the attention of tho police to a repetition of advertising on the pavements. finance. Tho Mayor announced that there was a debtor balance at the bank of £1109 13s 9d. .The receipts for tho previous fortnight were £1-45 2s 7d, and expenditure .£lO3l 153 9d. correspondence. Tho following letter was read : — "Wo are instructed by some inhabitants residing in Worcester street to draw your attention to * the Canterbury Association Ordinance, 1855/ by which the streets and squares in the City of Christchurch are set out in the plan annexed to the Ordinance. By this plan it will be seen that Worcester street passes directly through Latimer square from oast to west. By ' The Christchurch Reserves Ordinance, 1876/ by which the reserves in Christchurch are transferred to tho City Council of Christohurch, the rights-of-way, streets, &c, are reserved. We therefore beg to ask your Worship and the Council to take the necessary steps to have Worcester street opened through the square. " Williams and Deacon." The letter was referred to the Council's legal adviser. city surveyor's rbport. The following was read : — "1. Tenders were invited for twelve months' supply of hardware, and the tender of Mr Nashelski was accepted ; also for oils and colours, and the tender of Messrs Kelsey and Co. was accepted. The above tenders wero accepted subject to the approval of the Council. 2. Some necessary repairs, whitewashing, and distempering have been dono at the Fire Brigade stations. 3. Tho flushing tanks aro now allowed to stand full of water, to be used for 'fire prevention purposes, and some of them aro doing good service in supplying the dry channels with water by tho overflow from the tanks being conducted into them. 4. The channels at the east end of Hawdon's right-of-way 1 have been altered at Mr Green's expense, ho having cut away his building so as to allow the channel to be placed in its proper position. 5. The eastern portions of Kilmoro and Chester streets have been metalled and rolled, and the eastern ends of Armagh street, Gloucester street, and Hereford street are now being done, and when they are finished Peterborough street east will be done. 6.«1 have advertised for 25 new lamp-posts and lanterns to be placed at places described in the annexed list, subject to the approval of the Council." The report was considered clause by clause, and was approved. reserves committee. The following was read : — " Your Committee advertised the Sandhills Reserve for letting, and received two tenders, and recommend the Council to accept Mr George King's." Councillor Kiver moved that the report be adopted. Councillor Ayers asked if the highest tender had been recommended ? Councillor Reese said that it had not been. Councillor Eosking said that, with respect to the tenderers, Mr King would exact no rebate if the Council planted any extent of the reserve, whereas in respect to the other tenderer, a rebate would have to be made. Councillor Ayers understood that the other tender was .£l2 10s higher than that of Mr George King. Councillor Reese explained that the Council had been to a considerable extent committed to Mr King, who had ajready started to worit on the reserve. Tho Council approved of the report, Councillor Ayers dissenting. cemetery committee. The following t*j«..j read : — " Tour Commitieo begs to lay btfore the. Council the following propositions for its approval :— That tho Christchurch Public Cemetery be declared now open. That persons wishing to secure plots therein apply to the Town Clerk. That the Governor-in-Council bo respectfully requested to close all cemeteries in this city. That tenders be invited for tho erection of a lodge near the entrance and a rotunda for shelter, the lodge to be connected with the Telephone Exchange, the total cost not to exceed „500. That a tramway to the cemetery is necessary, and should be constructed so soon as the ratepayers consent to a loan for this and other permanent works." The report was considered clause by clause and. approve _ FIS3 BHIGADE. The following was read : — " Your Committee has considered Councillor Hosking's resolution referred to it last meeting, and from inquiries made, recommends that no action be taken." Superintendent Turton's letter re the circumstances of Mrs West was read. Councillor Reese informed the Council that the Foresters and other Societies had r.ot forgotten Mrs West, and that the Brigade intended to get up a concert for tho benefit of the family. Councillor Hosking's motion would establish an undesirable precedent. Councillor Hosking explained that he had been informed that Mrs West was pushed for funds, but had since learned that steps were being taken to supply her wants. Ho agreed with the report. The report wa3 approved. question. Councillor Bennetts asked if the Freethought Hall was licensed. He saw that lectures were being delivered there, and an entrance fee was being charged. His Worship answered in the negative. The matter was referred to the Council officers. COMPIiIMENTABY VOTE. Councillor Reese moved—" That this Council tender a vote of thanks to T. Hobbs and G. Cooper, for their past services as members of the Fire Brigade, for 18 and 16 years respectively, and regret that ill-health is the cause of their resigning." Councillor Prudhoe seconded the motion, which was agreed to. CITY LOAN. Councillor Bowman moved — " That his Worship tho Mayor call a meeting of the Finance and Works Committees combined, to tako into consideration the amount of money necessary to bo borrowed for permanent works, such as roads, bridges, kerbing, channelling, asphalting footpaths, additional lamps, and construction of a tramway to ceinetevy, and to bring up a report on the same." After some discussion, the resolution was lost. After some formal business, the Council adjourned till May 5.

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City Council., Star, Issue 4982, 22 April 1884

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City Council. Star, Issue 4982, 22 April 1884